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Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

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Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.


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